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PQ - Your local cable HD vs. Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by sigma1914, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    In regards to just HD, does anyone here have a better and/or equal to picture quality from their local cable provider? Here in DFW, TWC isn't as crisp as Directv.
     
  2. CCarncross

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    As far as cable goes, most will probably say cable is not as good, some will probably chime in and say FIOS is better, if that can be considered local cable.
     
  3. ciurca

    ciurca Godfather

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  4. T_N_T

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    I would say Cable is better, they get the locals from a fiber feed(at least comcast does here) while D* gets them OTA and then re-compress them, D* and E* Locals look "soft" compared to cables version, cable almost rivals OTA.
     
  5. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    Charter and Comcast are horrible around here. DirecTV (and Dish) hands down are better.
     
  6. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    My son used to have TWC and on his 46" set I could always see macroblocking on scenes with a lot of movement.
     
  7. Ira Lacher

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    You can't use "Mediacom" and "good picture" in the same sentence. :thats:
     
  8. micster5

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    Not true in all areas. We have 3 cable systems in our metro area and only 1 takes any stations by fiber, and at that it is only 1 station. Around here all stations are demodulated by cable and satellite equally.

    That said our local SD stations look like poo on D* compared to OTA, which is probably a product of recompressing the demodulated signal. The HD ones look pretty good and sharp!
     

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